In Case You Missed It for Sunday, May 13, 2018

Here’s In Case You Missed It for Sunday May 13, 2018

In Case You Missed It

The West Coast Book Prize Society announced that The Nameless City: The Stone Heart by Faith Erin Hicks won the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize https://bcbookprizes.ca/winners-finalists/2018-winners-finalists/

Boom Studios announced Black Badge a new monthly series will start in August and reunite Matt Kindt and Tyler Jenkins to tell the tale about “a top-secret, elite branch of boy scouts” http://www.boom-studios.com/2018/05/07/eisner-award-nominated-matt-kindt-tyler-jenkins-announce-black-badge/

CBC Books reported about Toronto comic creator Ho Che Anderson showing his favourite books at The Beguiling store including Angel Catbird by Margaret Atwood and Johnnie Christmas plus Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples  http://www.cbc.ca/books/toronto-comic-creator-ho-che-anderson-shows-us-his-favourite-books-at-the-beguiling-1.4653087

And speaking of Johnnie Christmas, I had the great honour of speaking with Johnnie when he attended the Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton recently. The creator of Firebug talked about the comic book storytelling process, his work on Angel Catbird with Margaret Atwood, his unannounced ongoing sci-fi series, and yet another sci-fi mini-series from a well-known Canadian author https://truenorthcountrycomics.com/2018/05/09/interview-with-johnnie-christmas-at-fold-2018/

UK-based online publication, Joe reported on recent graphic novels that every book lover should read featuring those from Canadian comicbook creators including Bitch Planet from Valentine De Landro , Sex Criminals from Chip Zdarsky, Sweet Tooth from Jeff Lemire , Snotgirl from Bryan Lee O’Malley, Saga from Fiona Staples, Rocket from Adam Gorham and more https://www.joe.co.uk/books/these-are-the-recent-graphic-novels-every-book-lover-should-read-177503

ATPN News  interviewed Jim Zub about Marvel’s new Inuk teen superhero who fights for Nunavut. Jim was quoted as saying: “…wouldn’t it be great to have a new kind of Canadian, Indigenous hero” http://aptnnews.ca/2018/05/10/marvel-comics-new-inuk-teen-superhero-fights-for-nunavut/

The Estivan Mercury reported about acclaimed writer J Torres  who paid a visit to Estevan, Saskatchewan to help celebrate TD Canada Children’s Book Week http://www.estevanmercury.ca/news/arts-entertainment/acclaimed-children-s-writer-pays-estevan-a-visit-1.23299557

Leading up to the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, the Globe and Mail reported about 14 artists to check out at the event including Fiona Smyth, Ho Che Anderson, Aminder Dhaliwal, Hartley Lin, Alison McCreesh  and more https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/article-fourteen-artists-to-check-out-at-the-toronto-comic-arts-festival/

This weekend I attended the Toronto Comic Arts Festival where I met a lot of great people and picked up some amazing books. My goal is to deliver some fascinating chats in the coming weeks. So stay tuned.

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